10 British Luxuries Found Only in the U.K.

There are many differences between the U.K. and the U.S.A. It is reflected in their culture, tradition, lifestyle, and language. However, these differences lead to some gaps between both states. Let's explore some of the British Luxuries that you can only find in the U.K.;

1. British Monarchy

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A British Monarchy exists in the U.K., which you couldn't find in the U.S.A. According to U.K. citizens, the British Monarchy is a constitutional monarchy. It boosts national unity and pride. It gives a sense of stability, success, continuity, and excellence. The British Monarchy is elevating the U.K.'s economy through tourist attractions. It is lacking in the U.S.A.

2. A Tunnel to France

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A tunnel to France, also known as the Channel Tunnel, is considered one of the seven wonders of the world. It is an underwater tunnel. It is bridging southern England and northern France. As stated by a tourist, he came from the U.S.A. to visit the Channel France in the U.K. His experience was quite delightful as he had explored multiple European cities. He went through Brussels, Paris, Amsterdam, and Rotterdam.

3. Black Currants

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Black currants are a small tart berry. It can be transformed into syrups, fruit drinks, jams, and purple candy by sugar-coating. It is a crowd favorite in Europe. According to the U.S. resident, he never tasted these berries. Rarely does any American come across them. The reason lies in its pathological fungal disease approach. It killed over huge white pine trees. That's why it is banned in the U.S.A.

4. A Developed Sense of Humor

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U.K. citizens do really have a great sense of humor. It is not shared by U.S. citizens. Someone has articulated about the genetic and environmental factors. It leads to more developed positive and negative humor among U.K. citizens. According to him, Americans considered the negative humor as aggressively sarcastic and defamatory. Hence, a visible difference can be seen in T.V. humor; the U.K. seems spicier, while in the U.S.A., it tends to be blundering.

5. Medieval Castles

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The U.K. is embellished with ancient medieval architectural design castles. These castles are not present in the U.S.A. A tourist shared that there are more than 800 medieval castles in the U.K. These castles contain substantial surviving remains. Windsor Castle is the biggest one among them. However, there are certain medieval castles that exist in the U.S.A., but they are not historical. They were inspired by Medieval architectural and artifact design.

6. Wide Variety of Tea

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There are over 15,000 different types of teas with amazing taste and color. The British had an instinct for tea during their rule over the subcontinent in India. An individual mentioned that he tasted multiple tea flavors during his visit to the U.K. All of them were so unique and flavored. He became fond of every one of them. Whereas he liked Ceylon Tea, Lapsang Souchong, and Orange Pekoe the most.

7. Left Hand Sided Cars

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In the U.K., cars are left-handed, while in the U.S.A., they are right-handed. A U.K. citizen shared that he once traveled to the U.S.A. for a business tour. Then, he observed that there was a difference in the driving seats of the car. It was very difficult for him to drive a car that was right-handed. It is because he was habituated towards the opposite. Hence, he owned a driver for himself during his stay in the U.S.A.

8. Public Sidewalks

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Sidewalks and pedestrians are available in both the U.K. and U.S.A. states. However, freedom of movement has been restricted in the U.S.A. It is because of zoning laws. One of the U.K. residents mentioned that he lived in the U.K., and his workplace was sixteen miles away. It took him 10 minutes to get to work because of pedestrians. The other U.S.A. resident shared that his workplace is only about 5 minutes away. But he is not allowed to go on walks.

9. Largest Library in the World

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In the U.K., the world's largest library is housed in England. A tourist speculated that he had visited England. During his visit, he went to see the British Library in London's King Cross Area. It contains over diversified 174 million books. He was mesmerized by its unique architecture and book collection. Its bookshelf consists of some of the earliest printed notebooks. The most followed ones are the Diamond Sutra, Magna Carta, and Leonardo da Vinci's notebooks.

10. Harry Potter Studio

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If you are a Harry Potter fan, then the U.K. seems to be the most important place for you. One of the movie lovers writes about his visit to the Harry Potter Theme Park. It is situated in North London, the capital of the U.K. During his visit, he witnessed breathtaking sets. They feature the Great Hall, the Forbidden Forest, and the Diagon Alley. Along with that, he explored beautifully crafted iconic props and original costumes. 

“Normal For Boomers In The 80s And Taboo Today” 10 Unacceptable Things Boomers Did That Would Never Happen Now

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The society in which you live today has some specific norms. If you compare it to the Boomers' generation, you'll realize that you can't do everything that they did in their time. There are many things baby boomers enjoyed as a part of their childhood.

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Gen Z or Gen Alpha can't even imagine doing those things, as it is way unacceptable in this era. Here are a few things Baby Boomers got away with but is a common thing today:

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